Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger

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The Facebook Messenger app provides all the original functionality of the in-app Facebook Messenger service in a new and separate program. The chat interface is more modern looking and is very easy to navigate and use.


Streamlined design: The original Facebook app that incorporated Messenger was a very busy app. You had to manage your friends, pages, feeds and groups all from a single app. By separating one of the aspects of Facebook people use the most -- the Facebook Messenger -- into its own app, Facebook has created a streamlined experience for chatters.

Blazing-fast setup: When installing the app on a phone that already has Facebook installed, setup is very easy. The app just asks you if you want to continue as the person logged in to your primary Facebook account and then asks you to sync your contacts. Then you're up and running.


Storage space: If you have a lot of apps, music, photos, or other file space consuming items on your phone, installing the Facebook Messenger app can be an inconvenience. Previously, you could chat with your Facebook contacts from the old app with no difficulties. Now, you are required to download an additional app that takes up 56.5MB of space on your phone.

Privacy concerns: Although many of the conspiracy theories about the Facebook Messenger's permissions have been debunked, the truth is that the device still requires a great deal of access to your phone to function. However, you can deny the app access to location services and still have it function.

Bottom Line

This app looks and works well. The experience of setting it up and using it is very straightforward, and users should be pleased with the chatting experience. However, you used to be able to get all of the functionality of this app in the old Facebook one. Now you're required to install this second application.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 25.0
Version 25.0 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
Publisher Facebook
Publisher web site http://facebook.com
Release Date April 10, 2015
Date Added April 15, 2015
Version 25.0
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Social Networking Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements iOS 7.0
Download Information
File Size 6.47MB
File Name id454638411
Total Downloads 2,254
Downloads Last Week 52
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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